Recreation (PERL)

PERL 103  Team Activities in Recreation Settings 2 Credits


Special fee. Introduction to the fundamenal skills and roles of various team activities. Experience in adapting and applying leadership techniques in order to meet the needs of those people who participate in different recreation settings. Special considerations include the benefits of team activities, safety factors, personality and environmental factors, and the pros and cons of competitive activity. 2 hours lecture.

PERL 107  Winter Outdoor Recreation Skills 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Special fee. Taught at the NJ school of conservation. Emphasizes the development of outdoor recreation skills by direct participation in various activities including ski touring, snow-shoeing, ice fishing, curling, and winter survival. If weather is unseasonably mild, substitutes such as rock climbing, orienteering and backpacking will be taught. A special fee includes room, board, and equipment use. Approval of department chairperson.

PERL 123  Leadership and Business Ethics in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 3 Credits


Special fee. Course discusses the characteristics of leaders in the business environment including types of leadership. It explores the many tough ethical questions faced by managers such as ethical strategies that build profits, productivity, and long-term profits. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 124  Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Services 3 Credits


Special fee. An orientation course to the broad spectrum of services that are provided to society by recreation, tourism, hospitality, and leisure services practitioners. Professional awareness and career opportunities are examined. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 208  Leisure and Recreation in Society 3 Credits


Special fee. Analysis and interpretation of the concepts of leisure, its role in individual, community and national lifestyles, its social and economic significance. The role of recreation programs and services in meeting current and future needs of society. For non-recreation and leisure studies majors only. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 211  Aquatics in Recreation 2 Credits


Special fee. Managerial and supervisory leadership in the operation of aquatic facilities and programs in the public and private recreation and leisure enterprises. Emphasis placed on evaluative standards and requirements in the planning and promotion of aquatic facilities and programs. 2 hours lecture.

PERL 225  Program Planning in Recreation and Leisure 3 Credits


Special fee. Theory, principles and practices of systemmatic program planning. Field observation and participation is required. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 228  Recreation and Hospitality for Special Populations 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 225. Special fee. Adaptation of recreation and leisure services for persons with special needs and limitations, role of institutions and community agencies, specialized leadership techniques, modification requirements for areas, facilities equipment, and supplies. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 235  Tourism and Hospitality Marketing 3 Credits


Special fee. To provide the student with a working knowledge of the marketing process in the hospitality and tourism industry and the interrelationships between marketing environment, marketing decisions, marketing research, consumer behavior, product strategy, channels of distribution, promotional activity and pricing decisions. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 250  School-Community Recreation 3 Credits


Special fee. Inquiry into the historical and contemporary processes and practices utilized in the planning and development of school and community resources for recreation and leisure. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 285  Field Experience in Recreation and Parks 2-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval. Special fee. Supervised on-site laboratory experience in an approved recreation or leisure service area. Seminar meetings and individual conferences required.

PERL 299  Selected Topics-Recreation and Park Administration 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Special fee. Professional inquiry into the study of a selected issue, problem or trend in recreation and park administration. With department approval, may be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different.

PERL 312  Budget and Finance in Recreation and Tourism 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 225. Special fee. Study of the various sources and methods of financing, including exploration of the philosophy and mechanics of the budgetary process in recreation and park systems. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 334  Research Methods in Leisure Studies 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 124 and PERL 225. Special fee. An introduction to the various techniques and methods used in research, the appropriate application of research methods, statistical methodology and other analytical tools for investigating problems in recreation and park professions. 4 hours lecture.

PERL 340  Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 124. Special fee. Analysis of the commercial recreation and tourism industries. Includes a study of participant profiles, types of commercial and resort enterprises, national tourism studies. Employment opportunities trends and issues. Field visits required. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 341  Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 124. Special fee. The scope and nature of the industry. An orientation to career opportunities and education for the hotel and hospitality industry. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 342  Delivery of Recreation and Tourism Services 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 340. Special fee. Methods and procedures for organizing and implementing commercial recreation and tourism enterprises. Includes an in-depth analysis of delivery systems, economic and marketing trends and promotion. A class research project is part of the course requirements. Field visits required. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 346  Tourism and Recreation Planning, Development and Analysis 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 340 or PERL 360; and PERL 334. Special fee. Skills and techniques used in the planning, development, and analysis of tourism and commercial recreation facilities. Students will be required to complete a major research project. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 381  Cooperative Education in Recreation and Parks 4-8 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Special fee. Integration of academic study with supervised employment outside the formal classroom environment. The cooperative education experience is supervised by a faculty member and an agency/organization supervisor. 3 hours lecture.

PERL 390  Independent Study in Recreation, Parks and Leisure 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Special fee. Independent study in area of student need and/or interest pertinent to recreation, parks and leisure. Interested students must present detailed written proposal to the department chairperson for approval and determination of credit allocation. Sophomore, junior, senior standing. With department approval, may be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different.

PERL 430  Management of Recreation and Leisure Services 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PERL 225; all Recreation Professions majors only. Special fee. Managerial techniques and methods pertaining to the delivery of recreation and leisure services. Topics include leadership and problem solving skills, organizational structure, personnel management and legal issues. 4 hours lecture.

PERL 437  Senior Seminar 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LITM 301 or LITM 302; RPCM majors only. Special fee. Examination and analysis of student preparation for field work and entry into the recreation and park profession. Formal application and placement of field work students. 2 hours seminar.

PERL 489  Internship 12 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LITM 301 or LITM 302. Special fee. Directed full-time professional supervisory experiences in an approved recreation, parks or leisure delivery system. Emphasis on individual development in program planning, conduct and evaluation, budget and finance, legal aspects, community and public relations. For Recreation and Leisure Studies Majors only.